Dealing with Anger

Anger is a universal emotion. Feeling anger is neither good nor bad. But what we do with it is of great importance.

Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. But it’s unhealthy when it flares up all the time or spirals out of control. Chronic, explosive anger has serious consequences for your relationships, your health, and your state of mind. The good news is that getting anger under control is easier than you think. With insight about the real reasons for your anger and these anger management tools, you can learn to keep your temper from hijacking your life. Why is anger something you need to control but not crush? The emotion of anger is neither good nor bad. Like any emotion, it’s conveying a message, telling you that a situation is upsetting, or unjust, or threatening. If your kneejerk reaction to anger is to explode, however, that message never has a chance to be conveyed. So, while it’s perfectly normal to feel angry when you’ve been mistreated or wronged, anger becomes a problem when you express it in a way that harms yourself or others. If you have a hot temper, you may feel like it’s out of your hands and there’s little you can do to tame the beast. But you have more control over your anger than you think. You can learn to express your emotions without hurting others. Read more at

For Further Information:

Dealing with Anger Podcast
In this episode series of Breaking Bread, Brian Sutter helps us understand the emotion of anger. He explains its purpose, how it works and how to live wisely in your own experience so that you might be slow to anger.

Anger- What do we do with you? [ACCFS]
Is it possible one aspect of being a preserving and truth-loving agent of Jesus is by displaying a different and appropriate response to anger? Perhaps the self-control which a believer can demonstrate through the power of the Spirit will be a witness to others of the life-changing power available to all through Jesus.

Breaking Free From the Anger Trap
This link provides a series of online video sessions and worksheets to explain the dynamics of anger, how it is displayed (both positively and negatively) in a wide array of behaviors, and how to successfully address the inner tensions that feel like a trap. [MarriagePath]

The Anger Workbook
Authors: Les Carter & Dr. Frank Minirth
This 237-page book offers a unique 13-step interactive program that will help you identify the best ways to handle anger and identify learned patterns of relating, thinking, and behaving in your life that influence your anger.


The Heart of Anger:  Practical Help for Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children
Author: Lou Priolo
“Heart of Anger” is a 220-page resource designed to support parents to establish a home that utilizes biblical teachings for consistent and purposeful parenting.


UnoffendableHow Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better 
Author: Brant Hansen
In this Unoffendable, you will find concrete, practical ways to live life with less stress, including:

  • Adjusting your expectations to fit human nature
  • Replacing perpetual anger with refreshing humility and gratitude
  • Embracing forgiveness and beginning to love others in unexpected ways